Benda: Rossini – Complete Overtures vol.4 (24/96 FLAC)
Benda: Rossini – Complete Overtures vol.4 (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, Bohuslav Martinů
Orchestra: Prague Sinfonia
Conductor: Christian Benda
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 923 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Rossini, Antonio
01. Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture
02. Il Turco in Italia Overture
03. Sinfonia in E flat major
04. Ricciardo e Zoraide, Act I: Overture
05. Torvaldo e Dorliska, Act I: Sinfonia
06. Armida, Act I: Sinfonia

Martinů, Bohuslav
07. Le comte Ory, Act I: Introduction

Rossini, Antonio
08. Bianca e Falliero: Sinfonia

Prague Sinfonia
Christian Benda
Recorded: September 2011, May 2012
Recording Venue: Produkcni dum Vzlet, Prague, Czech Republic

The enduring popularity of Rossini’s operas is a testament to their wit and inventiveness, every overture a superb portrait of each ensuing drama. There is none more popular than the farcical comedy of Il barbiere di Siviglia, but themes of flirtation and disguise can also be found in Il Turco in Italia, contrasting with the heroism and revenge of Armida and the cunning exploits of Le Comte Ory. This edition, of which this is the final instalment, has gained wide critical acclaim, with Volume 2 (8.570934) described as “an unalloyed winner” by ClassicsToday.com.

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